- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 2, 2016

ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) - A federal judge denied the request of a former Booneville attorney to have his conviction for conspiring to bribe a judge thrown out and his record cleared.

In his ruling handed down Monday, the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1Y0UxG0) U.S. District Judge Michael Mills said that Joey Langston waited seven years for the statute of limitations to run out on the original charges before filing his appeal last summer.

Langston agreed to a plea deal in January 2008 for taking part in a scheme to influence Circuit Court Judge Robert DeLaughter. Langston already has served both jail time and probation in connection with a plea agreement.

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Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, http://djournal.com

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